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XML Schemas and Data (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

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  • One of these development environments:

    VSTO 2005

    -or-

    Visual Studio Team System

  • Microsoft Office 2003

Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and Microsoft Office Word 2003 provide the capability to map schemas to your documents. This feature is provided to simplify importing and exporting XML data in and out of the document.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System exposes mapped schema elements as controls in the programming model. This section explains what happens when you map schema elements to Office documents, and how to map the schemas.

In This Section

XML Schemas in Office Solutions Overview

Describes what happens when you map an XML schema to an Office document, and compares using XML schemas to using Visual Studio tools for getting data into a document.

How to: Map Schemas to Word Documents Inside Visual Studio

Provides steps for adding a schema to a Word document that is open in Visual Studio and associating elements of the schema with locations in the document.

How to: Map Schemas to Worksheets Inside Visual Studio

Provides steps for adding a schema to an Excel worksheet that is open in Visual Studio and associating elements of the schema with locations in the worksheet.

Related Sections

Data in Office Solutions

Provides links to topics that describe how Visual Studio Tools for Office enables you to take advantage of powerful data processing tools, and incorporate the results into your Excel and Word solutions.

Connecting to Data

Provides links to topics that demonstrate how to get data into your Office solutions.

Data Binding (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Lists topics that show how to bind controls, including host controls, to data.

Caching Data

Provides links to topics that demonstrate how to cache data in your Visual Studio Tools for Office solution documents.

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